Budget-minded schools ask students to bring their own devices

03/24/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Cash-strapped schools are increasingly asking students to bring their own smartphones, tablets and other portable devices to school as an alternative to spending the money to provide them to pupils. Many educators see mobile devices as excellent tools to help students learn math, take quizzes and share assignments with each other. However, some experts say they're skeptical of that.

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